A Time to Celebrate… HSWLT’s Twentieth Anniversary!
“This time, like all times, is a very good one,” Ralph Waldo Emerson asserted about the path forward for scholars of his day, “if we but know what to do with it.” The same is true when we consider the path forward for those who care about wildlife and habitat. We can look back wistfully; we can look ahead with uncertainty; or we can take a serious look at what meaningful actions may be taken right now.
Landowners who have been coming to Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust since 1993--seeking permanent protection for their land and the wildlife living upon it--understand this essential truth. They see the results of habitat loss, both near and far, and they know that it is not up to “someone else” in another place and time to do something to help wildlife. It is up to them, to you, to me, to all of us--today.
We share with you their stories, their initiative and generosity of spirit, as well as their love of land and wildlife, in Voices from the Land, a monthly series for 2013, celebrating HSWLT’s 20th Anniversary. Forward thinking and compassionate, our landowners understand how lands of all sizes and types fit into the larger landscape that makes life possible for wildlife. Perhaps their motivations and experiences will help you as you reflect on your own land’s future, or on your desire to help support HSWLT’s urgent and perpetual mission of Saving Lives by Saving LandSM.
We take seriously our landowners’ determination to make a difference for wildlife, and we are honored to help them achieve their habitat conservation dreams for the lands they know and love. May HSWLT’s path forward continue to be filled with such extraordinary friends and supporters--because this time is a good time, and we know exactly what to do with it--create more safe havens for wildlife!
Thank you, to each of you, for your support to help make this happen.
—Robert W. Koons